Bendy Caravans and Everlasting Pens

Beyond a sprinkling of people from his locality, Evered Wigg is someone nobody is likely to have heard of. In the early 1920s the village of Kessingland in Suffolk had its own cinema, the Kinnodrome. It was built and run by this unsung pioneer of radio, inventor and visionary. Born in the Victorian era into the Wigg family of Barnby, the Agricultural Implement Manufacturers, the documentary charts his youth, his involvement in both world wars and his work up to his death in the late 1960s. It portrays the many facets from the humorous to the profound of this complex individual and humanitarian. Commercially unsuccessful and regarded in the village as an ‘eccentric’, we learn about Evered through his own words from his diaries and stories told of him by members of his family and people who knew him. It features the talents of Tony Scannell and Suffolk based and internationally exhibited artist Mark Burrell. With more than a hint of nostalgia it is also a human story hopefully relevant in today’s world.

  • Nick Murray Brown
  • Nick Murray Brown
  • Nick Murray Brown
  • Tony Scannell
    Key Cast
    "Evered Wigg"
    Ted Roach, The Bill (1984-1993); Harry Payne, Evil Never Dies (2014)
  • Mark Burrell
    Internationally exhibited artist
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 41 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 25, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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    Digital HD
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  • Electric Picture Palace
    Southwold, Suffolk, UK
    November 20, 2015
  • The Cut
    United Kingdom
    January 15, 2016
  • Public Hall
    United Kingdom
    January 24, 2016
  • The Seagull
    United Kingdom
    May 19, 2016
  • The Electric Palace
    June 7, 2016
  • Lowestoft Archaeological & Local History Society
    United Kingdom
    October 12, 2017
  • Public Hall
    United Kingdom
    January 20, 2019
Director Biography - Nick Murray Brown

After some years travelling I returned to live in my native Suffolk, where I worked in countryside conservation before going on to train as an actor at Rose Bruford. I spend my time between acting and music. Bendy Caravans and Everlasting Pens is my first main project as a filmmaker.

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Director Statement

"As a one-man outfit, I began making the documentary thinking it would be pretty short, as much of the story happened so long ago and there was precious little in the way of information or visual material available. How it ended up as a feature I'm not quite sure. However, gradually as I played the detective and knocked on people’s doors, I discovered family members and people who knew ‘Evvie’. Resources built up like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that I tried to put together to make the picture."